The caramel cheesecake is a dish that is usually consumed as a dessert after a meal. It is made out of cheese, which constitutes a large part of the cake with melted caramel on top oozing along the side of the cake.
The caramel cheesecake can be served as a sweet dessert after a proper meal, or it can be eaten to satisfy any sugar cravings you might have. With the golden caramel dripping along the sides of the light yellow cheesecake, it is a dessert that many wishes to savour and a sight that many can only envy.
What is Caramel Cheesecake?
The caramel cheesecake can be made by using full-fat cream cheese, brown sugar, graham cracker, melted caramel and eggs. For a more delightful experience, whipped cream can be added on top of the cake.
The caramel cheesecake is made by mixing the cheese, brown sugar and eggs to create the base of the cake. Then, another layer of melted caramel is added on top of the cheese base to create the ever-delightful caramel cheesecake.
At times, crushed graham crackers can be used as the bottom layer of the cake to create a crunchier feel. The dish is simple to make for those who are experienced bakers and also beginners.
History of Caramel Cheesecake
The dish first came into existence during the Ancient Greece period before the Romans adopted the recipe into their culture during its conquest of Greece. There are mentions of cheesecake within the works of famous Greek physician; Aegimus who wrote printed works regarding how to make cheesecake.
The cheesecake was known for its source of energy in Greece, which was why it was consumed by athletes during the Olympics. After the Romans conquered Greece, the cheesecake recipe was modified and expanded to feed the people.
Once the empire expanded, so did the popularity of cheesecake throughout Europe. Then, the Europeans decided to infuse their flavours and tastes to the cheesecake. However, modern-day cheesecake only came to fruition during the 18th century when the Europeans decided to replace baking yeast with beaten eggs instead.
As the dish evolved with time, many flavours and tastes were created within different societies which then lead to the creation of what we know today as caramel cheesecake.
Types of Caramel Cheesecake
There are various versions of caramel cheesecake for you to explore and delight yourself with. For those that enjoy confections such as toffee will surely enjoy Toffee Caramel Cheesecake.
The Toffee Caramel Cheesecake has an added ingredient called toffee which is used in the bottom and top layer of the cake. The toffee adds a more smoky flavour to the regular cheesecake. The creamy and rich Butterscotch Caramel Cheesecake is another kind of cheesecake to indulge in.
The butterscotch mixture is added to the ingredients, which is used to create the base of the cake. The butterscotch will enhance the flavours of your average cheesecake to a slightly smoky and salty taste.
A fruitier version of the caramel cheesecake is the Caramel Apple Cheesecake. There will be slices of apple placed on top of the caramel cheesecake to add some additional crunch to the cheesecake. Apple cider will also be mixed with the caramel topping to enhance the flavours. Adding fruits as toppings are well-known in Philadelphia, United States.
Where to Find Caramel Cheesecake in Malaysia?
Need something to soothe your dessert cravings? Check out the restaurants Nando’s (Desa Park City) and also The View Cafe (Shah Alam) to taste the delectable caramel cheesecake.
Log on to foodpanda to order more of your favourite cheesecakes from our selections of bakeries.